Have questions about what happens when you sign up for classes with Universal Taekwon-Do? Wonder what you’ll get when you train with us?
We know taking the first step is often the hardest. Whether the classes are for you or your child or both, we have compiled a guide to your first classes with us.
Our friendly and approachable instructors are trained to put you at ease and keep you safe while taking part.
If you are new to martial arts, you’ll join our unique Beginners’ Introductory Course.
This course will teach you the fundamental skills that you need as you progress in the early stages of your Taekwon-Do training. You will be shown a set of simple techniques which can then be built on as you discover all that Taekwon-Do has to offer.
For those with previous martial arts experience, we have classes that cover nearly every aspect of martial arts training, which will take you towards the coveted black belt and beyond.
Many people begin their Taekwon-Do training as a way to learn how to protect themselves against aggressors or bullies.
Our structured classes give people of all abilities the means to either avoid, or if necessary, defeat an attacker. You’ll start with the basic grabs and pushes and, as your ability grows, work through to the more advanced attacks.
We aim to ensure that by the time our students reach black belt, they feel confident in their ability to defend themselves and their families.
Enrolling your child in a martial arts programme is one of the best actions a parent can take to prevent bullying.
Why? Because martial arts can help children on both sides of the bullying equation.
By providing benefits such as confidence; discipline; respect; self-control; leadership; stress relief; and self-defence, Taekwon-Do helps both the children who are being bullied and the children who are bullying others.
Building confidence in children who are bullied: Bullies pick victims that they think will be easy targets. What makes an easy target? A child who seems weak, unsure of themselves, or is easily scared. Taekwon-Do helps stop bullying by building up children’s confidence so that they are able to project an aura of strength and ensure that they are not perceived as easy targets.
Building confidence in bullies: Bullies often enjoy status and prestige because others fear them. They also command a lot of attention for their behaviour. Taekwon-Do helps prevent bullying by building up these children’s confidence in other areas so that they won’t need to resort to bullying for attention or approval.
Our classes combine the benefit of having a personal trainer with the fun and synergy of working out in a group.
Taekwon-Do classes can be an extremely effective way to burn calories – up to as many as 800 per class!
Students also report reduced stress levels, fewer physical injuries and illness, and a strengthened immune system.
Throughout their training Taekwon-Do students are supervised and taught the correct ways to maximise their exercise routine, working on the premise of quality not quantity.
We already have students from all walks of life with varying fitness levels. The great thing about Taekwon-Do is that you are only competing against yourself.
It is this individual focus that makes our classes an ideal activity to help you tone up and get in shape – improving steadily at YOUR OWN pace.
Now you’ve read about all the fabulous benefits of Taekwon-Do training – fitness, flexibility, balance, strength and confidence as well as self-defence. Book yourself and/or your kids in for a trial lesson in Shrewsbury and start your journey to black belt without any delay!
Would you like to know more about our Taekwon-Do classes in Shropshire? Send us a message and we’ll contact you.